Culture / Living
July 10, 2015 | General News
Media advisory: Robotics training to give Jackson County teachers new STEM experience
Nearly three dozen teachers from the Jackson County School System will attempt to program robots to perform the duties of hospital personnel during a staged influenza pandemic as the opening exercise of the RAFTSTEM Summer Institute.
July 10, 2015 | Research News
Study identifies factors affecting prescription pain reliever misuse
In a nationwide study, researchers from the University of Georgia School of Social Work found that individuals of any age who used illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine or heroin within the past year had a higher likelihood of misusing prescription pain relievers as well. A study just released by the Centers for Disease Control, which found that heroin use was highest among those who abused cocaine or opioid pain relievers within the past year, buttressed the UGA research.
July 7, 2015 | Events on Campus
Trial Gardens at UGA to host public open house July 18
For more than three decades, the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia have introduced thousands of new plant varieties to home gardeners and landscape designers. On Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, the public will have a firsthand glimpse of these new ornamentals—as well as longtime favorites—at the gardens' annual open house.
July 7, 2015 | Research News
Study finds high-fat diet changes gut microflora, signals to brain
According to a recent study, eating foods high in fat—good-tasting french fries, for example—changes the populations of bacteria innate to flora in the digestive tract, or gut, and alters signaling to the brain. The result: People no longer recognize that they are full, which can cause overeating, a leading cause of obesity.
July 6, 2015 | General News
Digital Library of Georgia expands Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive
The electronic archive of Savannah's historic newspapers has recently been expanded through the Digital Library of Georgia, based at the University of Georgia Libraries.
July 2, 2015 | General News
St. Mary’s, GRU/UGA Medical Partnership welcome first residents
The Internal Medicine Residency Program, a joint effort of the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership and St. Mary's Health Care System, officially welcomed its first class of internal medicine residents.
July 2, 2015 | Research News
Rumors of southern pine deaths have been exaggerated, UGA researchers say
Researchers at the University of Georgia have a message for Southern tree farmers worried about unexplainable pine tree deaths: Don't panic.
July 1, 2015 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art to celebrate Mexico in free film series
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will screen four films this July in conjunction with its exhibition "El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte."
June 30, 2015 | Research News
Getting rid of bad vibrations: UGA engineers help NASA fine-tune new Space Launch System
Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Engineering are helping NASA determine if a key rocket component can withstand the rigors of the next generation of space flight.
June 30, 2015 | Research News
UGA researcher leads comprehensive international study on folate
A University of Georgia researcher is lead author on an international paper on folate biomarkers as part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community.
June 29, 2015 | Research News
Survey: More new graduates hired by Georgia schools
Advances in the economy are translating into more in-state opportunities for teachers graduating from the University of Georgia, according to numbers recently released by the UGA College of Education.
June 26, 2015 | Research News
Natural wilderness areas need buffer zones to protect from human development
Despite heavy development, the U.S. still has millions of acres of pristine wild lands. Coveted for their beauty, these wilderness areas draw innumerable outdoor enthusiasts eager for a taste of primitive nature.
June 26, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA hosts national Reacting to the Past Game Development Conference
The University of Georgia will host a national conference for college faculty, administrators and graduate students that focuses on designing games as an educational tool for undergraduate students.
June 25, 2015 | General News
UGA breaks ground on new turfgrass research and education facilities
More than 200 people gathered June 24 for a groundbreaking ceremony that brought new turfgrass research and education facilities on the University of Georgia's campuses in Griffin, Tifton and Athens one step closer to completion.
June 24, 2015 | General News
UGA Foundation appoints new chair, executive leadership and trustees
The University of Georgia Foundation today announced changes in leadership and board positions voted upon at its recently concluded annual meeting in St. Simons.